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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0959
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0959.

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A flaw was found in the way Mutt verified SSL certificates. When a server
presented an SSL certificate chain, Mutt could ignore a server hostname
check failure. A remote attacker able to get a certificate from a trusted
Certificate Authority could use this flaw to trick Mutt into accepting a
certificate issued for a different hostname, and perform man-in-the-middle
attacks against Mutt's SSL connections. (CVE-2011-1429)

All Mutt users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of Mutt must
be restarted for this update to take effect.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1429
BugTraq ID: 46803
XForce ISS Database: mutt-smtptls-weak-security(66015)
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